Conexión / Staff report

SAN ANGELO – A long-time veteran police officer with the San Angelo Police Department died early this morning from a self-inflicted gunshot wound which occurred at the San Angelo Police Department headquarters, 401 East Beauregard. 

In a statement that was released by the SAPD at 4:06 p.m. today. 

At approximately 10:41 a.m., San Angelo Police responded to a private office within Police Headquarters where they located the body of Sergeant, Freddy Dietz Jr., who was deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded to the scene and formally pronounced Sgt. Dietz deceased. 

Texas Ranger, Todd Reed, of the Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting with the investigation.  

Sgt. Dietz’s body will be transported to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy.  There is no further information available at this time. 

SAPD Sergeant, Freddy Dietz, Jr. a 34-year veteran of the police department, was the very first D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer for the program. Photo of Officer, Dietz, courtesy of the SAPD.

The Department is asking the members of the community to keep the Dietz family and Police Department in your thoughts and prayers and to respect their privacy during this difficult time.  

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